When you think about home safety, you might think of having an alarm system, locking your doors and windows, keeping cleaning solutions in a safe place, and having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Along those lines, chimney cleaning is a key safety issue in your home. Educating yourself and understanding more about the process can go a long way to prevent any serious fire risks in the future.
Dapper Ducts, Inc., like any professional chimney cleaning company, strives to keep your home as clean as possible when cleaning your chimney. We want to ensure your home is as clean when we leave as when we arrived. We use drop cloths to cover flooring and any nearby furniture to catch the falling creosote, debris, and soot while cleaning the flue and the passageway.
When cleaning your chimney, Dapper Ducts’ technicians always start at the top with the flue and then work their way down. This is the recommended procedure since the creosote that accumulates starts hardening on the flue walls and your chimney’s inner surface.
After the top-to-bottom cleaning is completed, our chimney cleaning professionals will usually reverse the process and clean from the bottom to the top. This ensures a thorough cleaning and no area throughout the entire passageway will go un-brushed and un-cleaned. It also lowers the risk of combustion that can result from a creosote build-up.
The last step involves a thorough cleaning of the entire fireplace area. In most cases, the technician will clean any existing debris that has fallen during the chimney cleaning process.
Whenever you consider hiring a professional for chimney sweep/chimney cleaning, be sure that you inquire about the steps above. The safety of your home is worth it!
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